Students protest in D.C. on inauguration weekend
Standing on the National Mall on Friday, I was immersed in a crowd of red ‘Make America Great Again’ caps and fuzzy gray ‘Trump’ beanies. Mist condensed into light rain as Donald J. Trump began his inaugural address.
Seeking balance in The Tech
In this issue of The Tech, you’ll find coverage of marches that took place over the weekend, protesting the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. The perspectives shared through these articles are largely Democratic, largely liberal. We, The Tech, have consistently attempted to provide balanced coverage of political events at MIT, reaching out to conservative students and groups on campus. However, we have not been able to get a Republican to go on the record due to fears of personal, academic, and professional repercussions.
Facilities will preserve hacker murals in Building 9
MIT Facilities will protect hacker murals in the sub-basement of Building 9, and DSL plans to capture high-resolution photos of the murals to post online.
More than 100 MIT community members attend Boston Women's March
Over 100 members of the MIT community attended the Women’s March in Boston on Jan. 21, the day following President Trump’s inauguration.
It’s all fun and games... unless you’re George and Martha
The script has held up well. With its raunchy humor and intensely flawed characters, Virginia Woolf? is reminiscent of modern television dramedies like You’re the Worst. Dysfunctional families and tragic marriages seem like modern staples, but for a play performed in the 1960s, it generated controversy for its language and portrayal of such flawed, unlikeable characters.
Hidden Figures has a worthwhile message despite its flaws
Hidden Figures follows the struggle of three African American women working for NASA in the 1960s. Even faced with rampant sexism and racism at work and in society, with dogged perseverance and a firm belief in themselves, they overcome barrier after barrier. Don't worry, that's not a spoiler. That our plucky protagonists will emerge victorious is no surprise in this feel-good dramatization of historical events.
Men’s volleyball off to flying start
Men’s volleyball (4-0) maintained its perfect start to the season after clinching a 5-set thriller against Regis. Martin Krasuki ’17 led the team with 18 kills.
Inverse curling and Sunday tea
A group of my residents were huddled around a window on the 9th floor. With complete sincerity and transparency, one turned to me and said, “We froze a water balloon, and we think it’d be cool to throw it out the window!”